NOTES in diagnosis of unexplained ascites

Fa-chao Zhi, MD from the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology; Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China discusses this Original Article "Role of transgastric natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery in the diagnosis of ascites of unknown origin (with videos)" from the November issue. The purpose of this study was to evaluate …

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Endoscopic full-thickness resection for GI stromal tumors

Stavros N. Stavropoulos, MD and colleagues present this video case titled "Endoscopic full-thickness resection for GI stromal tumors" from the VideoGIE section. Our video demonstrates endoscopic en bloc complete resection of a 4 cm gastric GI stromal tumor (GIST) with a substrantial 2 cm extraluminal component extending into the peritoneal cavity. In this elderly patient …

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